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Exoplanets

This animated clip explains how planets outside our solar system are difficult to see because they get lost in the glare of the star they orbit. The clip briefly mentions Doppler shift, dimming through transit as detection techniques that enable us to infer what the planet is made of, and explains what the...

Salters' Chemistry Club: which glue is stronger?

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students make different types of glue and test which is the strongest. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.

Salters' Chemistry Club: what colour are leaves really?

This resource describes activities for an informal chemistry club. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity. In this activity, students investigate the different pigments in leaves using chromatography.

Salters' Chemistry Club: washing soda stalactites

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students grow stalactites from sodium carbonate. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.

Salters' Chemistry Club: the apothecary's cocktail

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students make copper sulphate. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.

Salters' Chemistry Club: strengthening ice

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students investigate the best material and conditions for producing strong composite ice. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.

Salters' Chemistry Club: secret writing

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students write with a special invisible ‘ink’ and spray the writing with special chemical sprays. The writing only becomes visible when a chemical reaction takes place between the ‘ink’ and the spray. The aim is to convey the...

Salters' Chemistry Club: one-pot copper reactions

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students investigate reactions with copper. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.

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